Photon Energy scooped the coveted Contractor of the Year gong at last night’s Solar & Storage Awards as the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene was recognised for her contribution to the UK solar sector.
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Subsidy-free solar energy has an important role to play in the decarbonisation of UK energy. Jim Higginbotham, MD for asset finance at Wyelands Bank, discusses how unsubsidised solar is coming to the fore in the UK.
Liam Stoker reflects on the opening day of Solar & Storage Live 2019, where the solar and storage sectors’ growing maturity was ever present, and a gritty determination to get things done was clear.
BayWa r.e. has amassed 2GW in its solar and wind management portfolio, two years after it entered the UK O&M market.
Leonie Greene, director of advocacy and new markets at the Solar Trade Association, takes stock of recent goings on in Westminster and discusses how a general election would be the ideal time for any future government to bolster the UK’s solar ambitions.
Chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid has been slammed by the green economy for adding just £30 million to the government’s net zero budget, a mere 0.1% of what is expected to be needed.
Commercial solar installer RenEnergy has scored a new partnership with Premier League football club Norwich City.
Octopus Energy has launched a new joint venture aimed at helping develop community energy projects in the UK.
Battery storage fund Gresham House has acquired a stake in frequent development partner Noriker Power in a bid to “further consolidate” its position in the UK battery market.
Solar investor Bluefield Group has appointed UK solar veteran Howard Johns as chief executive of its asset management and operations and maintenance divisions.
The UK’s net zero law stands to create a “supportive environment” that could act as a catalyst for subsidy-free solar developments, Foresight Solar Fund has said.
Solar Power Portal will be reporting live and exhibiting at this year’s Solar & Storage Live exhibition, continuing its relationship with the show.
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund has completed the purchase of a 5MW standalone battery storage project.
NextEnergy Solar Fund has raised around £100 million through a share issue to repay short-term debt and pursue new subsidy-free developments.
Battery storage facilities played a pivotal role in responding to a transmission system stress event that caused power cuts and disruption in the UK last week.
The UK solar pipeline of large-scale, ground-mount solar farms has grown dramatically during 2019, with 66 new solar farms identified, accounting for 1.8 GW of capacity.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has made its maiden move into Northern Ireland, acquiring an 8MW solar farm.
The Solar & Storage Live exhibition returns to Birmingham’s NEC Arena in less than six weeks’s time, in what remains the UK’s largest gathering of the solar and energy storage industries
The economics of combining solar and other renewables with electric vehicles is becoming so compelling that the oil sector faces a “relentless and irreversible decline”, a new report from BNP Paribas has concluded.
Firm turns to UK, German, Japanese banks to wrap up £245 million debt refinancing of 28 up-and-running plants across the country.
Solarcentury has reported “record financial results” for the year ended 31 March 2019 as it casts its eye towards a 5GW, global solar pipeline.
National Grid ESO has turned to artificial intelligence to improve its solar forecasting by 33%.
Lightsource BP is proposing to develop a 9.9MW solar farm in Swansea, building on plans for a 20MW project at the same site.
Anesco has launched a specialist consultancy arm, Anesco Consulting, for investors and commercial customers.
A 17MW solar farm being developed by Lightsource BP has been granted planning permission by Rugby Borough Council.
Solar generation increased by 18% in the second quarter of this year as renewables overtook nuclear, new data from EnAppSys reveals.
Blackfinch Investments has sealed the deal on the acquisition of a new subsidy-free solar farm project in North Wales.
Reductions in costs of solar technology, as well as co-location with increasingly cheaper storage, is set to boost solar growth in the later part of the next decade, said National Grid ESO.
The government should create a route to market for solar and onshore wind, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said in its 2019 Progress Report.
A 36.6MW subsidy-free solar farm has gone into planning in Scotland as Green Energy International (GEI) announces a pipeline of over 700MW.